It has been a cold night, and there is not much water from the glacier that
has started its journey back to the sea. The name of our brook from the
glacier is Suottasjåkåtj. We walk on the slope down to, and
with the view of, Suottasjaure in the north. From a distant position is
the south part of the lake puddles. Behind the lake is the mountain Akka,
today dressed with clouds. Our brook change size and name after the lake,
Suottosjåkkå. It will change name once more to Sjnuftjutisjåkkå
when it join Niakjåkåtj from Routesvagge. By then it has increased
even more in size. It becomes more and more difficult to ford it. Our goal
is the lake Sjuftjutisjauratj, then the north side of Suottasjåkkå
is the only reasonable choise. We cross the jåkk while it still seems
easy, right after the lake Suottasjaure, where one can walk on stones to
the opposite side.
We walk up on the slope Vartotjåkkå where we get a magnificient
view of the valley of Suottasjåkkå, Niak and Kisuris as the
sidescenes in the south and west. We keep the height towards Sjnuftjutis.
At the entrance to the valley at Sjnuftjutisjauratj, is east of the lake
a track along the slope of Akka, that leads towards Padjelantaleden. This
track is not marked on the map. The brooks that fall into the lake has
created canyons, sometimes is it difficult to follow the track in the canyons.
But in general are there no problems. The track lead downward, passing several terrace formations.
After the last terrace, where the birch forest begin, do we put up the
tent. We have dinner outside the tent, enjoying the sunset. We get a feeling
that somebody is staring at us, we look behind us. An elk is standing ten
meters away, among the trees on the other side of a brook. Staring at us.
Shakes the head, as if it is thinking "stupid humans". It turns around
and leave us.